today's Pick
Erias Lukwago to know fate today
Publish Date: Aug 21, 2014
Erias Lukwago to know fate today
Court is to decide if Lukwago should reoccupy the office of Kampala Lord Mayor,or not
  • mail
  • img
newvision

By Andante Okanya & Hillary Nsambu

KAMPALA - The Supreme Court is today set to rule on whether embattled politician Erias Lukwago should re-occupy the office of Kampala Lord Mayor, that he lost over eight months ago.

After he was thrown out of office, Lukwago petitioned the Supreme Court to reinstate him. His move was prompted by a court order issued on March 31 by Justice Steven Kavuma of the Court of Appeal.

The order restrained him from performing the functions of the Kampala Lord Mayor.

Prior, he was returned to office by an interim order issued on March 28 by Justice Lydia Mugambe, where she blocked the lord mayoral by-elections, pending determination of the case challenging his impeachment.

But his return to office was short-lived, when the Attorney General (AG) filed an appeal at the Appellate Court. It was heard ex-parte (one party) and Kavuma halted all cases relating to the Lord Mayor seat, pending determination of an appeal filed by the AG.

In his Supreme Court petition, Lukwago laments, “It is not possible for me to get any timely relief from the Court of Appeal. Justice S.B. Kavuma who is in charge of that court has denied me a right to a fair hearing,” Lukwago’s affidavit states.

During the April 24 submissions KCCA deputy director of litigation, Charles Ouma, dismissed submissions by Lukwago’s lawyer Abdu Katuntu, to the effect that his absence from office had hampered KCCA operations.

Last year on November 25, Lukwago was impeached by Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) councillors over conduct unbefitting of the office of the Lord Mayor.

On November 14, the tribunal report of Justice Catherine Bamugemereire, was released which triggered his impeachment.

Lukwago then proceeded to the High Court and filed an application for judicial review on November 20, challenging the report.


Also related to this stoy


KCCA councillors vote Lukwago out of office

FLASHBACK: How Luwkago was impeached

Lukwago kicked out of office again, petitions court

The statements, comments, or opinions expressed through the use of New Vision Online are those of their respective authors, who are solely responsible for them, and do not necessarily represent the views held by the staff and management of New Vision Online.

New Vision Online reserves the right to moderate, publish or delete a post without warning or consultation with the author.Find out why we moderate comments. For any questions please contact digital@newvision.co.ug

  • mail
  • img
blog comments powered by Disqus
Also In This Section
Constitutional Court rules on terror suspects’ trial
The Constitutional Court has ruled that the July 2010 Kampala twin bombing suspects are detained in Uganda legally and must stand trial in the High Court....
No fresh cases of Ebola-like Marburg virus - health
Ugandan health officials said Tuesday that all suspected cases of the Ebola-like Marburg virus had tested negative and those held in isolation released....
‘I watched a crocodile eat my body parts’
IT took Godfrey Mugobi six months of treatment at Jinja Hospital and his wife could not tolerate it and she deserted him...
Museveni meets Commonwealth Secretary General
PRESIDENT Museveni and Kamalesh Sharma discussed issues pertaining to the 24th Commonwealth Heads of State and Government meeting...
ICC warns Kenya on media leaks in Kenyatta case
THE International Criminal Court on Tuesday formally warned Kenya for leaking confidential information to the media in President Uhuru Kenyatta''s case...
Bitter lessons from old Ebola frontline in Uganda
ACROSS the continent in Uganda, villagers who survived an outbreak two years ago describe how after the loss, the rebuilding of communities is tough and painful...
Was Oscar Pistorius' 5 year sentence fair and just?
Yes
No
Can't Say
follow us
subscribe to our news letter